Meet our Team

The Leadership Behind SharpSpring Marketing Automation

Rick Carlson

CEO / Founder

Rick Carlson

CEO / Founder

Rick is a founder and CEO of SharpSpring. He started with the goal of bringing marketing analytics and automation tools to small and medium businesses on an affordable and easy-to-use SaaS platform. Rick has over 15 years of executive management experience in the technology sector, holding president, CEO, general manager, and board positions at several successful Internet security companies. When Rick is not working on SharpSpring, he is busy with his second, and far more complex start-up – his two sons. Sometimes, Rick still gets to play beach volleyball, and occasionally, his wife politely laughs at his jokes.

Travis Whitton

Travis Whitton

CTO / Founder

Travis Whitton

Travis Whitton

CTO / Founder

Travis is the co-founder and CTO of SharpSpring, responsible for the technical design and development strategy for SharpSpring. Travis has extensive experience leading technology teams during his career. Prior to SharpSpring, Travis was the primary data storage architect at Grooveshark.com where he implemented solutions to scale the online music streaming service for millions of visitors per day.

Ed Lawton

Edward Lawton

CFO

Ed Lawton

Edward Lawton

CFO

Ed joined SharpSpring in September 2014 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the global financial and administrative operations of the company. Prior to joining SharpSpring, Ed held senior roles with publicly-traded Bottomline Technologies and Trico Marine Services. When not working, three kids and lots of sports keep Ed busy.

Andrew Dod

CMO

Andrew Dod

CMO

Andrew’s twenty-eight year career spans strategy and marketing with broad experience in B2B technology. Previously, he was CMO at a 2,500 person international management consultancy, Managing Partner of an Inc. 5000 consulting firm, CMO of a mobile app company, and CEO of two marketing agencies. He’s a published author, magna cum laude graduate of Princeton, and Annenberg Fellow at Eton College in England.

Alana Christou

Director of Recruitment and HR

Alana Christou

Director of Recruitment and HR

Alana joined SharpSpring in early 2016 after eight years working in administration and recruitment at the University of Florida. She is responsible for driving recruitment of the SharpSpring team, managing HR operations, and ensuring the SharpSpring culture keeps everyone working hard and having fun. In her free time, Alana is a dedicated Pilates and yoga attendee who loves to travel.

Joe Garland

Joel Garland

VP Business Development

Joe Garland

Joel Garland

VP Business Development

Joel joined SharpSpring in early 2014 with a law and business background and a focus on intellectual property and marketing. He has since experienced just about every department of the company. Joel currently focuses on driving growth and building relationships with other companies that align well with SharpSpring to add value for customers.

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Marketing Team


Kim

VP Marketing



Valerie

Senior Manager, Product and Content Marketing



Kim

Marketing Division Lead



Nicole

Marketing Events and Strategy Manager

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Development Team


Mark

Director of Engineering



Skylar Slade

Skyler

Director of Site Reliability



Nate Geouge

Nate

NOC Manager



James Jenkins

James

QA Manager

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Design Team


Shane

VP Customer Experience



Dru

Lead Product Designer



Teresa

Lead Experience Designer

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Product Team


Jon Marburger

Jon

Senior Product Manager



Bryan Tobin

Bryan

Product Expert



Morgan

Product Owner



AJ

Project Manager

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Sales Team


Alex Cavalcante

Alex

Director of International Partnerships



Brendan George

Brendan

Director of Partnerships



Charles

Director of Partnerships



Ian Massenburg

Ian

Director of Partnerships



Jaclyn

Business Development Representative

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Customer Success Team


Gary Reinhard

Gary

SS Key Accounts Manager



Katie

SSM+ Key Accounts Manager



Zachery

Customer Success Manager

Onboarding Team


Brett

Director of Onboarding



Christian Otero

Christian

Onboarding Manager



AJ Woythaler

AJ

Onboarding Specialist



Cassandra Garcia

Cassandra

Onboarding Specialist



Chris Arias

Chris

Onboarding Specialist

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Support Team


Cody Rapczak

Cody

Product Area Manager - Deliverability



Corey Franco

Corey

Product Area Manager - HTML



Gregg Robinson

Gregg

Talent Development Manager



Josh

Product Area Manager - I/O



Mateo Puig

Mateo

Product Area Manager - Automation

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Finance Team


Geoff

Director of Finance



Alena Chuprakova

Alena

US Controller



Liudmyla Goister

Liudmyla

Assistant Controller



Deontae Lafayette

Deontae

Finance Analyst

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Administration Team


Jon

VP Operations

Jon

VP Operations



Naseem

Senior Project Manager

Naseem

Senior Project Manager



Caitlin Schreihofer

Caitlin

Executive Assistant

Caitlin Schreihofer

Caitlin

Executive Assistant



Lillian Vargas

Lillian

Talent and Culture Specialist

Lillian Vargas

Lillian

Talent and Culture Specialist